Thursday, April 17, 2014

Open-minded Writing Increases Popularity

by M. J. Joachim
Updated 11/13/15

Open-minded writing is such a positive force in this world. It is writing capable of making an audience digest and think about the words and ideas being shared. Expressing opinions in one’s writing is perfectly fine, provided these opinions are expressed in a balanced and non-judgmental way.

No one I know likes to be told what to think, do or say. People would rather contemplate and discuss things, than listen to someone preach to them. Tone is so important in writing; an open-minded tone, one that values the reader, knowing each and every reader comes from different places and experiences in life, is welcoming and friendly, as well as a joy to read.

One of my favorite sayings is, “Don’t kill a fly with a sledge hammer.” This philosophy holds true in so many circumstances. Sharing your point of view in your writing is one thing. Imposing it on your readers, as if they haven’t the ability to think for themselves is quite another. That’s why it is so important to keep an open mind, not only when you are writing, but also when you’re doing your research, because if you do, you’ll be able to engage your audience, and if you engage your audience, you’re more likely to be popular with it.

Thank you for visiting and commenting on Writing Tips today. I really appreciate you stopping by.

M. J.

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